Journal Publications

2019

  1. Christian, J.A., and Hollenberg, C.L. (2019). Initial Orbit Determination from Three Velocity Vectors.

    Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, online ahead of print, 2019. DOI: 10.2514/1.G003988.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  2. Christian, J.A. (2019). Autonomous Initial Orbit Determination with Optical Observations of Unknown Planetary Landmarks.

    Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, online ahead of print, 2019. DOI: 10.2514/1.A34259.

    [Publication, Abstract]

2017

  1. Rhodes, A., Christian, J.A., and Evans, T. (2017). A Concise Guide to Feature Histograms with Applications to LIDAR-Based Spacecraft Relative Navigation.

    The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 64, No. 4, 2017, pp 414-445. doi: 10.1007/s40295-016-0108-y.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  2. Christian, J.A., (2017). Accurate Planetary Limb Localization for Image-Based Spacecraft Navigation.

    Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 54, No. 3, 2017, pp 708-730. doi: 10.2514/1.A33692.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  3. Gioia, C.J., and Christian, J.A., (2017). Gyro Bias Estimation using Interior Star Angles for Manual Attitude Determination.

    Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 54, No. 2, 2017, pp 513-522. doi: 10.2514/1.A33672.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  4. Christian, J.A., (2017). Relative Navigation using Only Inter-Satellite Range Measurements.

    Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 54, No. 1, 2017, pp 13-28. doi: 10.2514/1.A33608.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  5. Hikes, J., Liounis, A.J., and Christian, J.A., (2017). Parametric Covariance Model for Horizon-Based Optical Navigation.

    Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2017, pp 170-178. doi: 10.2514/1.G000708.

    [Publication, Abstract]

2016

  1. Woods, J.O., and Christian, J.A., (2016). LIDAR-Based Relative Navigation with Respect to Non-Cooperative Objects.

    Acta Astronautica, Vol. 126, 2016, pp 298-311. doi: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.05.007.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  2. Liounis, A., and Christian, J.A., (2016). Techniques for Generating Analytic Covariance Expressions for Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors.

    IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 64, No. 7, 2016, pp 1808-1821. doi: 10.1109/TSP.2015.2510970.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  3. Woods, J.O., and Christian, J.A., (2016). GLIDAR: An OpenGL-based, Real-Time, and Open Source 3D Sensor Simulator for Testing Computer Vision Algorithms.

    Journal of Imaging, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2016. doi: 10.3390/jimaging2010005.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  4. Christian, J.A., and Robinson, S.B., (2016). Non-Iterative Horizon-Based Optical Navigation by Cholesky Factorization.

    Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 39, No. 12, 2016, pp 2757-2765. doi: 10.2514/1.G000539.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  5. Christian, J.A., Benhacine, L., Hikes, J., and D’Souza, C., (2016). Geometric Calibration of the Orion Optical Navigation Camera using Star Field Images.

    The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 63, No. 4, 2016, pp 335-353. doi: 10.1007/s40295-016-0091-3.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  6. Christian, J.A., (2016). Optical Navigation using Iterative Horizon Reprojection.

    Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 39, No. 5, 2016, pp 1092-1103. doi: 10.2514/1.G001569.

    [Publication, Abstract]

2015

  1. Robinson, S.B., and Christian, J.A., (2015). Pattern Design for 3D Point Matching.

    NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Vol. 62, No. 3, Fall 2015, pp 189-203. doi: 10.1002/navi.115.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  2. Ainscough, T., Zanetti, R., Christian, J.A., and Spanos, P.D., (2015). Q-Method Extended Kalman Filter.

    Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 38, No. 4, 2015, pp 752-760. doi: 10.2514/1.G000118.

    [Publication, Abstract]
  3. Christian, J.A. (2015). Optical Navigation using Planet’s Centroid and Apparent Diameter in Image.

    Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2015, pp 192-204. doi: 10.2514/1.G000872.

    [Publication, Abstract]

2014

  1. Christian, J.A., Robinson, S.B., D’Souza, C.N., and Ruiz, J.P., (2014). Cooperative Relative Navigation of Spacecraft Using Flash Light Detection and Ranging Sensors.

    Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2014, pp 452-465. doi: 10.2514/1.61234.

    [Publication, Abstract]

2013

  1. Christian, J.A., (2013). Optical Attitude Determination from Horizon Orientation using Image Segmentation.

    Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2013, pp 113-123. doi: 10.2514/1.57222.

    [Publication, Abstract]

2012

  1. Christian, J.A., and Lightsey, E.G., (2012). An On-Board Image Processing Algorithm for a Spacecraft Optical Navigation Sensor System.

    Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 49, No. 2, 2012, pp 337-352. doi: 10.2514/1.A32065.

    [Publication, Abstract]

2010

  1. Christian, J.A., and Lightsey, E.G., (2010). Sequential Optimal Attitude Recursion Filter.

    Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 33, No. 6, 2010, pp 1787-1800. doi: 10.2514/1.49561.

    [Publication, Abstract]

2009

  1. Christian, J.A., and Lightsey, E.G., (2009). Review of Options for Autonomous Cislunar Navigation.

    Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 46, No. 5, 2009, pp 1023-1036. doi: 10.2514/1.42819.

    [Publication, Abstract]

2008

  1. Christian, J.A., Wells, G., Lafleur, J., Verges, A., Braun, R.D., (2008). Extension of Traditional Entry, Descent, and Landing Technologies for Human Mars Exploration.

    Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2008, pp 130-141. doi: 10.2514/1.31929.

    [Publication, Abstract]